The recent launch of the James Webb space telescope has the science world abuzz with dreams of cosmic breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe. Scientists hope it’ll help us gaze back in time to the universe’s origin, explain the mysteries of dark matter, and find definitive proof of ET.
Each of those results would be among the greatest scientific accomplishments in human history. But the aliens one might have the biggest immediate impact on civilization.
For that very reason, a team of scientists working at NASA have proposed drafting a framework by which the US government should go about informing the public on its findings in the event the space agency discovers evidence for extraterrestrial life.
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